Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Post Release: Mom Entrepreneurs Enjoy Evening of Fundraising for Stop Child Trafficking Now

Desi's Random Thoughts

New York, NY (June 30, 2011)—Six mom entrepreneurs journeyed to New York City Tuesday, June 28 for the “1st Annual MOMpreneurs Against Human Trafficking” Benefit for Stop Child Trafficking Now held at Pranna NY 79 Madison Avenue from 6:00PM-9:00PM.  The event held importance to mom entrepreneurs to take control of their lives, inspire each other, provide emotional support and to bring attention to child trafficking.
100% of the proceeds from the benefit went to Stop Child Trafficking Now, a non-profit organization that exists to stop child trafficking by targeting the source of child trafficking: predators that drive the sex industry everywhere in the world, including in local communities.
The evening kicked off with product viewing from featured mom entrepreneurs Sheena Edwards, Founder/Designer of Lizzie Lou Shoes;Leslie Haywood, Founder/Inventor of Grill Charms by Charmed Life Products; Ros Guerrero, Founder/Inventor of Ficklets; Marianne Impal, Founder/Inventor of RaeCole Products; Amy Sapirstien, Founder/Designer of MommyMitten; and Roberta Wagner, Founder/Designer/Inventor of Carry Her Doll Packs.
A short presentation was conducted by SCT NOW’s premiere volunteer and well-known political blogger, Elisha Krauss who spoke about the statistics of child trafficking. A global epidemic classified as the second largest criminal industry affecting the lives of 1.2 million children. Mom entrepreneurs spoke about their involvement with child trafficking and their efforts to raise awareness in their communities upon returning to their hometowns.
Other surprises included a speech by Lucinda Cross, author and founder of Corporate Mom Dropouts; brief introduction of Patricia Cobe and Ellen H. Parlapiano, founders of MomPreneursOnline.comand creators of the term “Mompreneur”; and live music provided byTamika “DJ FlyyMommy” Haywood, a DJ, dancer and fashion designer from Brooklyn, New York.
The event was sponsored by Mad Chic Boutique,  The Work at Home WomanHybrid Mom Bazaar, Lusso BagsMarket Mommy,Entreprenette and OS Fashion. In-kind sponsors include Honest Tea,Weinman Products LLcHer Journey MagazineExcel Rainman, Pingoand Free Pharmacy Discount.
To interview featured mom entrepreneurs, SCT NOW, DJ FlyyMommy or Lucinda Cross, contact Desiree Friesondfrieson@mahoganycommunications.com.
The “2nd Annual Mom Entrepreneurs Against Human Trafficking” Benefit for SCT Now will be held in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012. View the video for MomPreneurs Against Human Trafficking Fundraiser created by Carmelo B.


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